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Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...producers.The companies reluctantly accepted the tax increase in return for the state agreeing to certain terms in the gas pipeline deal. The Legislature, in a special session, enacted the tax change and increase but not the pipeline deal, however...
Lawmakers to help decide if special session is called

...leaders in the next few days on whether they want a third special session to work on a $25 billion North Slope natural gas pipeline deal. If both legislative chambers agree to move the contract forward in another session, negotiations on a pipeline...
Parnell can set stage for Alaska's gas pipeline deal

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Oil chief questions gas line contract

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Frank Murkowski's proposed natural gas pipeline deal could throw up roadblocks for smaller, independent companies that want to explore for petroleum, according to the state's outgoing...
Official: Tax-exempt group started as a front for oil giants

...Corp., BP and ConocoPhillips to promote a natural gas pipeline deal, the group's former president said. Sound off...companies want a plan "instantaneously" because a gas pipeline deal with Gov. Frank Murkowski could be completed soon...
Governor: Apprentices to be hired for projects

With a bulked-up labor pool needed and in hopes that a gas pipeline deal will be struck, Gov. Frank Murkowski has signed an administrative order requiring contractors to hire apprentices for the largest...
Lawmakers say consultant memo highly revealing

...memo released Thursday shows a former consultant for the state privately expressed concern over parts of the natural gas pipeline deal he publicly supported and helped broker for then-Gov. Frank Murkowski. Sound off on the important issues at Lawmakers...
Lawmakers again review oil taxes

...special session of the year on Wednesday, with Gov. Frank Murkowski filing two familiar bills related to his natural gas pipeline deal with three oil giants. Sound off on the important issues at The Republican governor for the third time this year...
Alaska Editorial: Murkowski shouldn't sign contract without legislative approval

...Daily News: Sound off on the important issues at A nother debate over the governor's proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline deal has become a distraction. But unlike many of the other issues, this one could easily be resolved. And the guy...
Alaska editorial: Legislators need to fix problems with Palin's gas line bill on the important issues at She criticized Gov. Frank Murkowski's effort to negotiate a North Slope natural gas pipeline deal. She repeated that criticism often on her way to an easy election victory for the governor's job. Now it's...


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